Please welcome the following new employees when you see them on campus!
Shelley Cervantes, Counselor, EGF Campus
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from MSUM and a Master’s degree in Counseling from UND. I am married to John Cervantes and we have five children. We currently live outside of Thief River Falls on a small hobby farm. My interests include; spending time with family and friends, gardening, reading, and watching my children in their activities.
There are many reasons that I chose to work at Northland. First of all, Northland is where I started my college experience. I absolutely loved the small campus environment it provided and my instructors that gave me such a great start! In addition, during my past employment as a High School Counselor, I had the opportunity to work with the staff here and be on campus for various events. Every interaction was positive and it seemed like a great place to work and grow as a counselor. I am so happy to be here!
Marie Feldmeier, Philosophy Instructor, TRF Campus
I earned a B.A. in Philosophy at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame. I grew up in Minneapolis and my extended family is still in the area. My favorite human beings in all the world include my nephews Ben and Sam (ages 6 and 3). In addition to philosophy and literature, I love hiking/snow shoeing and nature photography. I am at NCTC as Stephen Nelson’s sabbatical replacement; I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve our students and to live in such a beautiful area.
Trisha Stromsodt, Accounting Instructor, EGF Campus
I was born and raised in Grand Forks. I graduated from UND with a Bachelor of Accountancy and have been a CPA since 1992.
My biggest hobby the last 3 years is my 2 grandsons. They keep me moving and we have so much fun!!
During my career as a CPA, the part I enjoyed most was teaching my clients. Whether it was how to read and interpret their financial statements, teaching them QuickBooks or explaining the results of their tax return, it was those times I found great enjoyment in working with my clients. This is what led me to Northland. I really enjoy teaching and guiding the students in the accounting and business courses I teach.
Taylor Beatty, OTA College Laboratory Assistant 2, EGF Campus
Paul Boone, History Instructor, TRF Campus
Sara Johnson, Director Academic Success Center, EGF/TRF Campuses
Michael Johnson, Assistant Football Coach, TRF Campus
Heather Koland, Respiratory Therapy Instructor, EGF Campus
Katie Kvamme, Architectural Technology Instructor, EGF Campus
Parker Lane, Fitness Center College Laboratory Assistant 1, TRF Campus
Beth Lundeen, Food Service Worker, TRF Campus
Dayna Melvie, Food Service Worker, TRF Campus
Angela Menge, Contract and Purchasing Coordinator, EGF Campus
Amanda Pasierb, Speech Communications Instructor, EGF Campus
Robert Sam, General Maintenance Worker, TRF Campus
Joshua Tanke, Architectural Technology Instructor, EGF Campus
Craig Williams, Assistant Wrestling Coach, TRF Campus
Paramedic Program Skills Actors, EGF Campus
Fire Program Skills Actors, EGF Campus